Local companies awarded first Evergreen Line construction contracts in B.C.
By Andrew SnookConstruction Demolition Infrastructure
The first contracts for the Evergreen Line rapid transit line in B.C. have been awarded to two local companies; Langley, B.C.-based Pedre Contractors Ltd. and Surrey, B.C.-based Hans Demolition and Excavating.
The two companies were chosen for the first pre-construction contracts for the 11-kilometre line that will connect Coquitlam to Vancouver via Port Moody and Burnaby.
Pedre Contractors will install underground power lines in Port Moody and Coquitlam that will supply power for building the bored tunnel and the operation of the Evergreen Line. Hans Demolition was hired to remove two vacant buildings in Coquitlam and another building in Burnaby.
The province is expected to select a primary contractor in the summer of 2012.
The Evergreen Line is expected to cost approximately $1.4 billion, with the Province of British Columbia contributing $583 million, the federal government paying $417 million and TransLink spending $400 million.
The province will oversee the project and TransLink will operate the Evergreen Line after construction is completed.
The new transit line is expected to create approximately 8,000 direct and indirect jobs during its construction. The project is scheduled to be completed by summer of 2016.
The Evergreen Line will connect the communities of Port Moody, Coquitlam and Burnaby with the Millennium Line SkyTrain.
For more information and updates on the Evergreen Line, visit: www.evergreenline.gov.bc.ca,
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